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Re: Are c code from www.ioccc.org free?



On Fri, Nov 22, 2002 at 10:36:20AM +0100, Luca - De Whiskey's - De Vitis wrote:
> Copyright (C) Landon Curt Noll, Simon Cooper, Peter Seebach
> and Leonid A. Broukhis, 2000.
> All Rights Reserved.  Permission for personal, educational or non-profit
> use is granted provided this copyright and notice are included in its
> entirety and remains unaltered.  All other uses must receive prior permission
> from the contest judges.
> --- cut ---
> 
> I'm a bit confused by the possible interpretation of "All other uses must
> receive prior permission from the contest judges": this sentence neither
> deny all other possible uses, nor it explicitly allows them.

The default license policy for copyrighted works, at least in the United
States, is "All rights reserved."  Any permissions not granted in the
license are withheld.  There is an implicit use license which
automatically attaches to published works, but even this is under
assault in the U.S. with laws like the DMCA.

The license is not DFSG-free.  Redistribution is not permitted (DFSG 1),
modification is not permitted (DSFG 3) and it does not grant permission
for use in non-personal, non-educational, and for-profit activities
(DFSG 6).

-- 
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Debian GNU/Linux                   |    pound of antipasto, would they
branden@debian.org                 |    cancel out, leaving him still
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